Halo Top introduces 7 flavors of keto-friendly ice cream

Keto dieters have another dessert option without breaking their regime: Halo Top announced the introduction of its new series of keto ice cream. 

Keto followers can choose from seven flavors: Peanut Butter Chocolate, Berry Swirl, Jelly Donut, Chocolate Cheesecake, Caramel Butter Pecan, Banana Pie and White Chocolaty Macadamia Nut.

The dessert company says the Keto Series is lower in calories than regular ice cream without sacrificing flavor. Which is good news for those looking to ditch the extra carbs and calories.

The ice cream includes “ultra-filtered skim milk” and the pints have net carbs ranging from 5 to 10 grams, calories from 410 to 630 and protein from 17 to 22 grams. The serving size of the keto-friendly ice cream is two-thirds of a cup and calories range from 134 to 210 per serving.

“Our brand is focused on making delicious dessert that everyone can feel good about eating, and these new flavors allow us to do that for our fans looking to limit their sugar intake,” Meg Graeff, senior brand manager of Halo Top, said in a news release.

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Halo Top announced its Keto series line-up of seven new flavors including Peanut Butter Chocolate, Jelly Donut and Caramel Butter Pecan. (Photo: Halo Top)

Rebel Creamery, another ice cream company, was one of the first to roll out a keto ice cream line. The brand launched on Kickstarter in November 2017 and amassed over 1,400 people who pledged $80,400 toward developing the ice cream. 

A half-cup serving includes 120 to 200 calories, 2 or less grams of net carbs per serving and 2 to 3 grams of protein depending on the flavor.

Other brands like Enlightened have also launched keto diet-friendly lines.

Enlightened introduced its keto line of 11-flavored ice cream pints and bars in 2019 and each serving has less than 1 gram of sugar and 1 net carb.

Last year, the Ketogenic diet quickly picked up steam as a way to lose weight – even ranking on the top 10 list of health-related Google searches of 2019 with “what is keto?” The prevalence and popularity have led to recent mainstream offerings at places like Chipotle.

The low-carb, high-fat diet has even got celebrity co-signs from the likes of Kim Kardashian, Halle Berry and LeBron James. “Jersey Shore” star Vinny Guadagnino even credited the diet to his 50-pound weight loss in 2018.

Halo Top’s seven new flavors join a collection of 40-plus flavors from the brand including dairy and dairy-free pints and popsicles.

The Keto Series is now available at grocery stores nationwide and the suggested retail price is $5.99 for a 16-ounce pint.

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